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September 27, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Sometimes, things happen that a family doesn’t expect. That’s why it’s important for Mom and Dad to get ready for any emergency. But kids shouldn’t feel left out – they can help, too! The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a great website, FEMA Ready Kids, that parents and children can use to prepare for disasters and other kinds of surprises. September is National Preparedness Month.
September 27, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Individuals and families recovering from the severe storms and flooding in Tennessee Aug. 17 can access a number of local and state resources to help put them on the road to recovery. Residents who need immediate help can call United Way’s Tennessee 2-1-1. This is a referral service designed to connect Tennesseans with local recovery agencies. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are several ways to access Tennessee 2-1-1:
September 23, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee has an abundance of rivers and streams – from the bubbling mountain brooks of the east, to its interior workhorse rivers, the Tennessee and the Cumberland, to the mighty Mississippi and its meandering tributaries in the west. Navigate every inch of every year-round waterway in the state and you’ll travel almost 54,000 miles – enough to circle the Earth more than twice.
September 20, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Sept. 15, 2010 presidential disaster declaration for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance funding to restore infrastructure damaged in the August floods applies only to state and local governments and certain non-profit organizations in the 10 declared Tennessee counties. Those counties are Clay, Cocke, Hardin, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith and Wayne.
September 20, 2010
News Release
FEMA Public Assistance (PA) is a federal grant program designed to fund the repair, restoration, reconstruction or replacement of eligible public facilities and infrastructure damaged or destroyed in a disaster. The following is a brief overview of the PA process, which can take up to three years to complete. Eligible Applicants
September 17, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) are working with the state and local governments and certain non-profit organizations in 10 Tennessee counties to begin the application process for federal reimbursement of eligible response and recovery costs associated with the August flooding.
September 17, 2010
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 15, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Tennessee. Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
September 15, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 17-21, 2010.